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 (ĭn-tûr′prĭ-tĭv) also in·ter·pre·ta·tive (-tā′tĭv)
Relating to or marked by interpretation; explanatory.

in·ter′pre·tive·ly adv.
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(ɪnˈtɜr prɪ tɪv)

of, pertaining to, or serving to interpret; explanatory.
in•ter′pre•tive•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.interpretive - that provides interpretation
instructive, informative - serving to instruct or enlighten or inform
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[ɪnˈtɜːprɪtɪv] ADJ [skills, process] → interpretativo
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[ɪnˈtɜːrprɪtɪv] interpretative [ɪnˈtɜːrprɪtətɪv] adjinterprétatif/ive
History is an interpretive process → L'histoire est un processus interprétatif.
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